A Look at Spring Storms and Weather Events in the U.S. | SERVPRO® of Hershey/Swatara
As one of the world’s biggest nations, the United States features a highly diverse climate across the board. As a consequence, seasonal weather in the United States is not one-size-fits-all—different parts of the country experience unique weather patterns, resulting in varying degrees of weather threats for different areas.
Let’s take a look at the weather patterns that may develop as spring approaches and warm and cold air masses mix throughout the country—as well as what we might expect here in Pennsylvania.
The Pacific Northwest’s spring months are prone to severe rain, which may cause floods and water damage. Snow will continue to build at higher altitudes, and the resulting melting and runoff may cause issues of its own.
The Upper Midwest and Northeast, including Pennsylvania, enjoy the longest winters and will have cold temperatures throughout the season. The Great Lakes’ lake effect snow poses a considerable challenge to our state’s northern area, which may get more than 100 inches of snow each year. From Maine to the Dakotas, folks can anticipate frigid weather, blizzards and heavy snow even until late spring or early summer.
The Southwest and southern West Coast, on the other hand, will need to be on the lookout for severe heat waves that may harm people and property. The South Pacific area, including Hawaii, will be on high alert for the risk of tectonic activity-caused tsunamis.
Windstorms, derechos and the possibility of wildfires, which can spread quickly when winds are strong and conditions are dry, will also be on the radar for the central United States, from Iowa to Texas. Tornado Alley, which is particularly prone to tornadoes, is a prominent component of this area.
Finally, we should anticipate a broad variety of severe weather occurrences in the Southeast, from thunderstorms and tornadoes in landlocked regions to early-season hurricanes along the coast later in the spring.
Extreme weather is a risk wherever you reside in the United States. While conditions differ by state, it never hurts to be aware of and prepared for extreme weather.
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